Are there any reviews available on the web for optimization software?

I'm looking for written reviews, that compare all the various factors, including price, quality, speed on benchmarks, etc.

To be clear, if I can't find decent information out there, I'm intending to collate it myself and write it up. So if you have any pointers to snippets of relevant or interesting info, post a link or share your experiences.

asked 26 Aug '11, 02:52

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edited 26 Aug '11, 04:25

OR/MS Today has some individual reviews. They also publish a regular survey of LP/MIP software that includes a table of feature comparisons.


answered 26 Aug '11, 04:30

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That is a great resource.

(26 Aug '11, 05:51) DC Woods ♦

In fact, the latest LP/MIP survey was out in June: http://www.orms-today.org/surveys/LP/LP-survey.html.

(28 Aug '11, 18:49) Matthew Salt... ♦

I am not completely sure what you mean by "reviews". If you mean benchmark in terms of solution times, then Hans Mittelmann's site is pretty good.

If you are looking for reviews on like ease of use, price vs performance, quality of support ect. then I am reasonable sure it does not exists.


answered 26 Aug '11, 03:21

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But in reality the decision is not that hard, which can quickly be narrowed down to 1-2 options for OSS and for commercial vendors 4-5.

(26 Aug '11, 03:24) Bo Jensen ♦

I mean written reviews... I've updated the question.

(26 Aug '11, 03:32) DC Woods ♦

I don't know if that fits what you expect, but a colleague of mine at Petrobras wrote an interesting review about type safety using OPL:

ILOG OPL cannot distinguish apples from oranges


answered 26 Aug '11, 11:45

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edited 26 Aug '11, 11:47

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